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  • Asia Release Live CD/DVD Set Featuring the Late John Wetton

    Asia Release Live CD/DVD Set Featuring the Late John Wetton

    Asia has released a 2-CD/DVD live set called Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013. The release captures the band in a concert at a second-century Roman theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. It also features the lineup of original Asia members John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes with guitarist Sam Coulson.... »

  • In Memoriam: John Wetton

    In Memoriam: John Wetton

    Sad news to report today: prog rock legend John Wetton has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 67 years old. Wetton was born in Willington, Derbyshire but grew up in Bournemouth, where he started his career on bass and vocals with bands like the Palmer-James Group, The Corvettes, Tetrad, Ginger Man, and... »

  • John Wetton Releases 6-CD Official Bootleg Set

    John Wetton Releases 6-CD Official Bootleg Set

    Bassist/vocalist John Wetton has released a six-CD set of archive material called Official Bootleg Archive Vol 1: Deluxe Edition. The collection includes three of the former King Crimson member’s bootleg albums in remastered formats. It will also include new artwork fully approved by Wetton. The bootleg albums have been out of print for 10 years.... »

  • John Wetton Anthology Released

    John Wetton Anthology Released

    Cherry Red Records’ John Wetton The Studio Recordings Anthology is a prog-rock fan’s dream. Wetton is most well known as the singer, primary songwriter and bassist for Asia. However, he was also a member of King Crimson from 1972 to 1974 and played with the band UK. He has released solo work and performed as... »

  • King Crimson Releases Limited-Edition “Tour Box” Set With Latest Tour

    King Crimson Releases Limited-Edition “Tour Box” Set With Latest Tour

    The legendary progressive rock band King Crimson is promoting its The Elements of King Crimson tour with a limited edition two-CD “tour box” set of performances — some previously unreleased on CD — from the entirety of its long, storied career. The performances are culled from a wide variety of sources — everything from alternate... »

  • New Exhaustive 27-Disc Set Details the 1973/74 King Crimson Live Experience

    New Exhaustive 27-Disc Set Details the 1973/74 King Crimson Live Experience

    Everything one could possibly want from mid-1970s King Crimson has been compiled on the massive collection, . The exhaustive 27-disc set pretty much presents the material created by the 1973/74 version of King Crimson — particularly in its live shows — from almost every conceivable audio angle available on CD or DVD/Blu-Ray. The multi-CD and... »

  • Asia’s High Voltage Performance Released as Live CD/DVD Set

    Asia’s High Voltage Performance Released as Live CD/DVD Set

    The July 2010 High Voltage Festival in London marked the first time Asia performed its multiplatinum 1982 debut album in full in Europe. Four years later, that show is now available in a . The performance featured the original band lineup (including singer, songwriter and bassist John Wetton), hits like “Heat of the Moment” and... »

  • Asia Releases “Gravitas”

    Asia Releases “Gravitas”

    Asia’s 14th studio album, , is a pure expression of the progressive rock band, according to lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton (formerly of King Crimson). “It conveys the spectrum of emotion and color from real life agonies to ecstatic fantasy of escapism. Great songs, fabulous performance. Gravitas is ASIA by ASIA. At last.” Asia... »

  • King Crimson: “Starless”, Live 1974

    King Crimson: “Starless”, Live 1974

    King Crimson is notorious for all of its lineup changes, but no one can deny that John Wetton was a major force in the group during their 1972-1974 run. His bass and vocals shaped the band’s Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Starless and Bible Black and Red albums. Here he is with the band on French... »

  • The Prog Collective Releases Debut Album, Featuring Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Others

    The Prog Collective Releases Debut Album, Featuring Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Others

    Musician, producer and former Yes member Billy Sherwood has put together what he’s dubbed “the biggest super group of progressive rock players ever assembled,” to form The Prog Collective. The group has released their self-titled album this week, featuring John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Geoff... »